FearLESS Author Interview & Giveaway!

About the Book

Book: FearLESS: God is calling you to be fearless and to FearLESS

Authors: Marta E Greenman and Maureen H Maldonado

Genre: Christian Devotional

Release Date: April, 2023

What makes you afraid? Does your fear keep you from obeying God or living a free life in Christ?

Explore God’s remedies for overcoming your fears in this thirty-day devotional that gives an in-depth scriptural look at facing your fears and God’s ways of living a life free from fear.


  • How the reverential fear of the Lord erases earthly fears and gives boldness to lead a victorious life in Christ.
  • The difference between healthy fear and unhealthy fear.
  • The individual Hebrew and Greek meanings of fear in Scripture.
  • How to apply God’s strategies for living a life free of fear.

Old Testament and New Testament accounts of fears faced and overcome are interspersed with personal stories and examples from everyday living from two veteran Bible teachers. Thoughtful reflection questions provide a jumping-off point for personal or group study.Click here to get your copy!

About the Authors

Marta left corporate America in 1998 to become a staff missionary with a church-planting organization known today as e3Partners. She led American churches in planting new ones with international church partners. During this period, Marta spent much of her time in the field on evangelism and discipleship, traveling to Colombia, Mexico, Moldova, Peru, Romania, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe. She also had the privilege of leading women’s conferences in biblical training.

Marta began teaching inductive Bible studies in 1997 at her home church, where she taught faithfully for fifteen years. Debbie Stuart, the former women’s ministry director, said, “Marta Greenman is a master teacher, weaving biblical principles, personal stories, and clear application with every lesson. She walks in truth, loves the Word, and has dedicated her life to teaching that truth to women.”

After seven years on the mission field in Romania, Marta began to write Bible study curriculum. Her first study, Bound to Be Free, was published in 2011. Marta founded Words of Grace & Truth in May 2011, a ministry devoted to teaching God’s Word to the nations and teaching others to do the same, using curriculum God birthed through her teaching ministry. Since then, Leaders, Nations, and God and ACTs420NOW have been published. Her fourth book is a thirty-day devotional entitled FearLESS, co-authored with Maureen H.  Maldonado. LoveMORE: Your 30-Day Devotional to learn to love like Jesus is also co-authored with Maureen H. Maldonado. She continues to write additional biblically-based materials.

Marta’s latest ministry venture is GraceAndTruthRadio.World (GTRW), a global radio station outreach with God’s message of grace and truth. Her program Under God, with co-host Maureen Maldonado, airs on GTRW Mondays at 3:30 p.m. CST. Marta’s passion, regardless of the nation where she may be, is teaching God’s Word and equipping others to teach. She is a gifted teacher, speaker, and expositor of God’s Word. Marta lives in the Dallas–Fort Worth area of Texas with her husband of almost thirty years.

Maureen is the second of seven children. Growing up in a home where worldly wealth was a foreign concept, she always felt treasured by her parents and knew she was rich in love. Maureen married young and raised two amazing daughters. Her grandchildren are a blessing beyond anything she could imagine. Recently, she was able to add a granddaughter-in-love who adds joy

to the mix.

Maureen has a master’s degree in education from California State University and spent her career as a teacher, vice-principal, and principal in elementary education. Maureen never planned to leave California or the education system, but God had other plans. After Maureen’s husband was transferred to Arizona in 2006 and then to Texas in 2011, she spent several years teaching Just Moved, a Christian-based ministry program developed by Susan Miller for women who are moving home due to life changes (https://justmoved.org). God used her teaching education and experience as a training ground to begin teaching for Him. Involved in Bible studies in California, Arizona, and Texas, Maureen grew exponentially in her faith, love of God, and His Word. The culmination of these experiences led her to co-host the radio program Under God on GraceAndTruthRadio.World, where God’s Word is taught to the nations. Maureen’s first book FearLESS was co-authored with Marta E. Greenman. LoveMORE is Maureen’s second book, also co-authored with Marta.

Today Maureen is using her new-to-her method of studying the Bible and her long-applied teaching methods to teach the next generation of believers. Her prayer is for others to gain as much insight into God’s transformational Word as she has received. She describes it as “opening the shades and letting in all the sunlight on a gloomy day.” Maureen feels honored and humbled to be a part of Words of Grace & Truth and asks others to join in prayer for this needed ministry and for the church, our country, and our world. Maureen and her husband, Raymond, reside in Texas, where they have transplanted almost their entire family from California.

More from Marta

For years I wanted to write a devotional on Fear. God’s Word teaches us to Fear NOT! Since my original thought was a 365 Day devotional, I knew I needed at least one writing partner to accomplish the devotional in a reasonable time frame. Years would come and go, I would ask people, but nothing ever materialized. Finally, God brought the right person, my friend, my ministry partner, my co-host of Under God radio show, and my co-author Maureen H Maldonado. A woman whom God has uniquely designed to be my co-laborer in the Lord. Of course, God’s timing was perfect, FearLESS was published at a time when the world was in a fearful place, but God wanted and wants His children to be FearLESS.

Author Interview

  • What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your book?

Marta – Writing is a process. It’s never goes as fast or as neat as you would like but inch by inch it moves forward. You just have to keep going.

Maureen – Not really surprising, but reminded me how the Holy Spirit give you the words to use when you think you have nothing to say.

  • Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

Marta – We are beginning to hear from them more and more. Amazon Reviews really help with this. I really enjoy hearing from people I don’t know because they are not obligated to say pleasant words. We really get a lot of excellent comments but here is a quote from a man that we received today (08/25/23).  I was both surprised and very excited to hear what he said, “FearLESS is like that conversation with a friend that leaves you empowered and ready to take on the world. They dive deep into the heart of fear and faith, and boy, does she unpack some wisdom! This isn’t your usual ‘fluff and stuff’ devotional – it’s a daily guide that takes you on a journey from anxious to audacious.

What’s remarkable is how the author blends ancient truths with modern anecdotes. The chapter on “reverential fear” hit home – it’s like finding that missing puzzle piece that connects the dots between earthly worries and divine peace.

The reflections are not asking if you’re scared of heights; they’re asking if fear’s been holding you back from a life where faith calls the shots. Honestly, FearLESS isn’t just a book, it’s a toolkit for becoming that fearless overcomer. Dive in and watch your fears get schooled by faith.”

Maureen – Marta really hit the nail on the head with that answer.  I also really enjoy hearing from my siblings (all 6 of them) about what they have learned from our books.

  • How do you overcome writer’s block? Do you have any advice for others in finding their process to overcome it?

Marta – I don’t want to answer this question.  because as soon as I say I’ve never had writer’s block, I going to find myself having writers block. I think it’s easier since I don’t write fiction. I’m not having to come up with something completely from scratch. I think being prepared is my best answer for overcoming writer’s block. I never set out to be a writer. I was desperate to know the answers about God and dug deep into His Word for over 17 years before I wrote my first Bible study. It was just a product of what God had taught me over the years. I still continue in this same manor today.

Maureen – I need to always be moving, so a pause in writing usually gets me outside for a walk.  It is amazing how the Holy Spirit will refresh my mind and get me writing again.

  • Do you read the genre you write? Why or why not?

Marta – Yes. I am a learner at heart and always up for learning something from God’s Word but I am very picky about what I will read.

Maureen – I am an avid reader but also very selective about what to read.  I do a daily devotional to just get my day started.

  • How did you come up with the title for your book?

Marta – I have been wanting to write a 365-day devotional called FearLESS for years. I asked several people to work together on the project and never found the right person until Maureen. After we began writing and came up with the idea of putting in the pictures, we knew 365 would be impossible. The book would be too large and too costly, therefore we decided on 12 30-Day devotionals. We have

  • What’s your favorite writing snack, drink, and/or music?

Marta – Loud contemporary Christian music is a must. I drink water 98% of the time and try not to snack but almonds or cashews might be a quick grab.

Maureen – Water, string cheese, something with a good crunch (like popcorn).  I listen to Christian contemporary music and sometimes a good country song.

  • What is the most valuable piece of advice you’ve been given about writing?

Marta – Writer’s write.

Maureen – Just do it!

  • Do you participate in writing challenges on social media? Why or why not?

Marta – No. Until recently I never considered myself a writer.  But even at that I don’t think I would participate in writing challenges because of the material I write. It is a very narrow field.

Maureen – No, not yet!

  • How did publishing your first book change your writing process?

Marta – My first book (2011) was such a learning process. My learning curve was unfathomable. We can be told many things about process and what to do but there is no substitute for hands on just doing it.

Maureen  – fortunately I had been on Marta’s editing team for her 2nd and 3rd books so I learned much about the process during that time.  It was pretty shocking to me, however, how long it took to get our first book published! 

  • Is your writing space pristine or organized chaos?

Marta – very much organized chaos. I would assume Maureen’s is very pristine.

Maureen – It starts out pristine, but quickly turns to chaos.  I will have my desk full of my Bible, research books, notes I am taking, etc. My computer may have 3-4 screens open at a time. 

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To celebrate their tour, Marta and Maureen are giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.



  1. Thank you for sharing your interview, bios and the book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading your devotional

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